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The authors discuss social listening vs. accurate classroom listening; eye contact and body language, and neurological evidence on the importance of efficient sitting positions.

Resources for Session 1—Social Listening
Resources for session 1—social listening
Top Listeners

This game increases the students’ awareness of the rules they are learning and provides practice in an enjoyable and fairly natural context.

  • Top Listeners topic sheets—photocopy or print them out (preferably onto card) and cut into individual sections. Place a few of the cards into envelopes.
  • Good Listener checklist.
  • One-way Communication sheets.
  • Two-way Communication sheets.
  • Skills Required for Good Listening.
  • I Am a Good Listener.
Rules of the Game
  • The teacher divides the class or group into groups of three.
    • One student is the speaker.
    • One student is the listener.
    • One student is the observer.
  • When given a signal the speaker selects a topic from the envelope and talks to ...
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